Re: Will the Traverse tow this camper safely?
Can't add much to what Rbarrios said, other than you will WANT a weight distribution hitch for the camper / traverse combo. Reason being, the Traverse is a front wheel drive, or a Front wheel, with rear wheel assist if needed. This means that the drive wheels will be the front ones, unless you loose traction. With the pressure to pull & stop being on the fron wheels, you will want that weight distribution hitch to help put the tongue weight of the camper equally on all 4 wheels of the Traverse. This way, you don't have nose up when pulling, and nose dive when braking while towing. To me, it's worth the extra $300 for the piece of mind knowing that you have done everything you can to make your towing experience a safe / happy one.
I wouldn't frett about the transmission being able to handle the camper. I'd say as long as you aren't over the 5,200 lbs. when completely loaded down, then you will be safe. After all, the trans is covered under the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty ( which the Exploder doesn't have to my knowledge).
You might PM Quantum on here as well. He pulls a fairly large camper with his Traverse, and probably has the most towing experience with the travers, on this board, that I know of.
Greg.<br /><br />2010 Red Jewel LT2 (Spring Edition)